'Beth' by Fred Hatt
The work of Fred Hatt reveals a wonderful understanding of the line. At first glance you see the form within the image and then you begin to see the lines that construct every aspect. The images are not flat. Lines flow across the entire piece but each line is tailored to its location. Darker dominant lines create structure and form. The lighter lines merge to create a partial illusion of flat color. There is gesture and excitement within the mark making and yet these beautiful small scale abstraction merge together to create a realistic image.
'Cross Pollination' by Fred Hatt
'Jeremiah' by Fred Hatt
Within images like 'Jeremiah' something visually complex is occurring at the micro level across the entire image. I find these small gestures fascinating.